The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are providing more than $13.6 million in joint funding for 30 new sustainable infrastructure projects in the province of Saskatchewan.
Providing communities with reliable and sustainable infrastructure is a shared priority for both governments. To that end, the federal government is investing more than $6.7 million in these projects through the Investing in Canada plan, and the provincial government is contributing more than $6.9 million.
These investments will benefit projects that will include:
- replacement of rural bridges to strengthen the ability to move goods and services on the local transportation network;
- upgrading of water and wastewater systems to position communities for the future;
- the decommissioning of landfills to help protect the environment; and
- improving recreation facilities for various sports and other activities.
“It is only by working together with all levels of governments that we will be able to resolve the challenges facing rural communities across Canada, especially during the current pandemic,” said Maryam Monsef, Canada’s Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development. “By investing in projects like these, we are helping to make our communities stronger, more competitive and we are contributing to our country’s economic recovery. Not only will these vital projects help create well-paying jobs during the construction phase, they will have long-lasting benefits for residents and businesses for years to come.”
“To support underserved communities with access to broadband, we have also invested over $27 million for 6 projects in the province, which will help connect more than 44,000 households to high-speed internet,” adds Monsef.